On March 4, the Washington State Legislature approved State Resolution 8707 honoring April as Donate Life Month. The resolution, sponsored by Representative Monica Stonier in the House and Senator Ann Rivers in the Senate was read and approved unanimously on both floors.

Sen. Rivers with the family of organ donor Gordon Anderson

The family of organ donor Gordon Anderson were able to join LifeCenter Northwest staff in the House and Senate galleries to witness the reading and were recognized by both groups for their loved one’s gracious gift of life. Senator Rivers invited Gordon’s family to her office to meet them and learn more about Gordon prior to the resolution reading.

We would like to extend a big thank you to all members of the Washington State Legislature, especially Representative Stonier and Senator Rivers, for supporting this resolution and recognizing the magnitude of organ, eye, and tissue donation. Click here to view the resolution reading on the Senate floor.

Left to right: Gordon Anderson’s family with Senator Rivers on the Senate floor; members of Gordon Anderson’s family with Senator Rivers in her officer prior to the resolution reading; Anderson’s family on the steps of the capitol building in Olympia, WA